Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bible Journaling

"The cattle on a thousand hills are mine."
Psalm 50:10

It's been a month since I purchased
my journaling Bible
and I am in love.

I've always loved God's word
and many times painted my response
in oils or acrylics on canvas,
or doodled in the margins of my Bible,
I now feel that I've actually been given

permission to study and express 
myself right on the page.

One of my frustrations with previous work
was "What to do with it?"

Do I offer it for sale?
Keep it in a drawer?
Give it as a gift?

But now it all has a place.

Some of my colorful illustrations are fantastic.
Precisely what I had in mind, while others
have not turned out so well . . .
and yet they are all there between the covers.


Later on I will write about my journey 
into this "Illustrated Faith."
But for now, I encourage you to do a little
exploration at your Christian book store
or on line at many sites.

Once you've begun you will 

experience for yourself
how personal and intimate
and rewarding this manner of
Bible study -

creativity -
love of The Word -
can be.

And a bonus  . . .

all ages may participate.

What a wonderful activity 
for your family
to begin this summer!!